Wii NTSC-J cut pins, you can't MOD it any more

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  1. pipesfranco
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    It is a latest news from a shop in 188. The latest lots of Wii NTSC-J can't be modded. Why? It's because 3-pins are physically cut from a surface-mounted IC. There are still some Wii NTSC-J unaffected in 188 and Golden, but price will go up soon once this news spreads out and everyone is struggling to be the last one to have it. So hurry if you have not gotten one yourself yet. Of course, if you only play legitimate games, then it doesn't bother you anyway.

    Source http://www.hacken.cc/bbs/viewthread.php?ti...ge=1#pid1668552
     


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    Ouch, I dont think our Japanese cousins are overly bothered about backups... If it was China on the other hand...... My gosh!! [​IMG]
     
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    China is probably going crazy over this. They don't have Wii so they import them from Japan.
     
  4. shtonkalot

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    First, this may not be for real yet. Even if we get a picture I would want some more sources on it before I would be too worried.
    Second, if the legs are just cut off then you should still be able to solder to the points on the chip where they were cut off. Even if they are cut of flush.
     
  5. adgloride

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    Shame no pictures are on the website. You should be able to solder directly to the mobo. But you will need to be better with the soldering iron.
     
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    If the chips legs are cut then soldering to the drives board won't work. The points on the drives PCB go to traces that connect to the chip legs, no legs = no connection to the board.
     
  7. om123

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    You would have to eat away some plastic from the chip with acid to see the pins. This will only make pro installer's richer than stop anything.
     
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    I'm sure a lot of people don't want to pay a hefty fee to have their chip installed. Over here, it costs almost $50 to get an open source chip installed. Screw that shit I say. Then again, I'm cheap.

    Not that I wouldn't do it myself. Just no reason to pirate anything. I buy all the games for Wii I feel are good. [​IMG]
     
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    With acid... [​IMG]

    Or like, a pair of wire cutters / any cutters or even the tip of your soldering iron.
     
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    Are you suggesting that the pins are cut off, sheared flush with the chip and then coated in some plastic?
    That sounds pretty unlikely to me, where are you getting your information from?
    I don't know why you would need acid to get past some plastic either. I'd use a little acetone if anything, or just melt the "plastic" with the soldering iron.
     
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    Acid's more cool tho.

    edit:

    boy1 - I have a wii modded with a wiikey [​IMG]
    boy2 - I have an open source ATMEGA8L, installed with acid burn [​IMG]
    boy1 - [​IMG]
     
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    boy1 - .. hey why do you have your hand bandaged up? [​IMG]
    boy2 - who said that, my eyes are stinging [​IMG]
     
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    boy 1 - Who farted? [​IMG]
     
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    I recommmend you use the acid that runs through the veins of Ridley Scotts Aliens. Its fast-acting and will burn through the chip perfectly so you can solder direct to the pins.

    Im sure there'll be some up on ebay. Search it.

    Failing that, just use a soldering Iron to melt it. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm having trouble locating this acid on ebay, do you have a link please?
     
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    it still can be modded in this way: (source: uwants)

    [​IMG]
     
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    That is hard core.
     
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    lol, nice picture.
     
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    ok so seriously is there not a way these can be modded? I have one :'(
     
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    *Predicts Nintendo will remove or add fuses to those signals on the next run of drives*

    Just got to wait for this batch to run out, can't dump a shit load of chips in the bin like Microsoft did. [​IMG]
     

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